Genocide in Iraq: The Case Against the UN Security Council and Member States

Abdul Haq Al-Ani (Author) Tarik Al-Ani (Author)
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Imposing sanctions on Iraq was one of the most heinous of crimes committed in the 20th century. Yet it has received little attention in the Anglo-American world. Despite the calamitous destruction resulting from the sanctions, no serious attempts by legal professionals, academics or philosophers have been undertaken to address the full scope of the immorality and illegality of such a criminal and unprecedented mass punishment. Genocide in Iraq offers a comprehensive coverage of Iraq s politics, its building, its destruction through aggression and sanctions, and an analysis of the legality of these sanctions from the point of view of international laws and human rights laws. It presents a detailed policy analysis indicating how, under Ba ath rule, Iraq had risen to become beThe Case Against the UN Security Council and Member States by Abdul-Haq al-Ani and Tarik al-Ani preface by Joshua Castellano GENOCIDE IN IRAQ 3 fore 12 years of total sanctions were globally enforced the most progressive and developed Arab nation in the Middle East. It then contrasts that rising nation to the devastated remains left in the aftermath of sanctions, which nonetheless was yet to endure, in 2003, the full force of the American shock and awe invasion. The book explains why, in modern times, imperialist powers felt it was necessary to occupy Baghdad. It also puts forward the uniqueness of Iraq as at the heart of both Sunni and Shi a theology, arguing it was this very centrality of Iraq, which far outweighs the significance of Arabia in socio-economic, religious and geostrategic dimensions, that at the same time makes Iraq a target. It details the building of Iraq by the Ba ath regime, part of which was done with remarkable speed, putting to rest the argument that other countries in the area were developed at a similar pace. It also details the devastation of Iraq by 2003 after 12 years of sanctions a devastation so dreadful that by the UN s own accounting, some 500,000 child deaths were due to it; a devastation so pervasive and overwhelming that two of the UN s own key administrators of the sanctions program, Dennis Halliday and Hans von Sponeck, resigned in protest. No other book published in English has made such an in-depth research and comparison of the two eras."

Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
Clarity Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2013
Pages
258
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 9.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780985335304
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About the Author

is an Iraqi-born, British-trained barrister who served as a legal adviser on Saddam Hussein's defense to his daughter, Raghad Saddam Hussein. Called to the Bar in 1996, he holds a PhD in Electronics Engineering and a PhD in International law. Founding editor of The Arab Review, he has written widely on culture, politics and religion. He joined the Ba'ath party while in his his teens, but left it in disappointment a few years later, prior to the Ba'ath Party assuming power in 1968. He is author of The Trial of Saddam Hussein.
is an architect by profession, a translator, and a researcher of Arab/Islamic issues, who has been a strong opponent of the genocidal sanctions and the wars against Iraq.He has publicly written and talked about these issues in Finland where he works and lives.
is Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department, Middlesex University, UK

Reviews

"The Al-Anis' book provides a context to Iraq that many commentators on Iraq seem unaware of the injustice that is collectively being felt in Iraq." -- Joshua Castellino, Prof. International Law, Middlesex University
"The Al-Anis book provides a context to Iraq that many commentators on Iraq seem unaware of the injustice that is collectively being felt in Iraq." -- Joshua Castellino, Prof. International Law, Middlesex University"
"A severe but cogently argued and well-documented indictment" -- VINAY LAL, Professor of History, UCLA